If you had been waiting in anticipation during Microsoft’s E3 briefing for details of the next big console launch that would act as successor to the Xbox 360, you may have an even longer wait than you had hoped for. Chris Lewis, European Microsoft boss has stated in an interview that new Kinect technology will extend the current Xbox lifecycle through to 2015.
Lewis told GamesIndustry.biz:
“I think 2010 will be a very big year for us, it is in many ways for us mid-lifecycle.
“What you’ve seen is with this new sleek design and Kinect for Xbox 360 we’ve got at least another five years of this generation where we continue to offer great experiences for people.
“We continue to attach more games than competitive platforms and we have the healthiest ecosystem with 25 million people connected through Xbox Live. So we are uniquely placed to continue to do really, really well in this business and enjoy ongoing momentum.”
Whilst Microsoft’s word can hardly be taken seriously since they deny all reports of upcoming technology, and the Xbox 360 Slim was categorically just not happening - realistically expect details of a new Xbox console as soon as Sony reveal a Playstation 4.
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